Black Tern

Chlidonias niger

ML103627631



eBird Checklist S46382708
San Elijo Lagoon--Rios Ave. entrance
San Diego, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 33.0036, -117.2725 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Black Tern sketches and notes

Observation details

See sketch for appearance and notes. Greyisy above, white below with dusky cap and "earmuffs" and unique head pattern. Behavior: Flying restlessly back and forth ceaslessly over the same areas of the lagoon, cruising low over mud and water, with buoyant swallow-like flight, sometimes picking at the surface while flying low over the water.

Technical Information

Original file size
310KB
Dimensions
1459 x 1101

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